Background & Description

The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) is a Pakistan-based Trust that has been working since 2008 to strengthen all forms of democratic accountabilities in the country. TDEA has been awarded a USD 45 Million Contract by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement the Citizens’ Voice Project. Up to 500 grants to community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, professional and business associations, research institutes, think-tanks and public institutions; have been stipulated under the three components of the project i.e. 1) Strengthened Voice 2) Enhanced Capacity and 3) Increased Public-Private partnerships.

JOB OBJECTIVE

The ComplianceManager will be responsible for oversight of compliance function established for the TDEA, primarily for its USAID funded program(s) within these terms of reference. The Compliance Manager will report to COP at CVP Project office in Islamabad. S/he will ensure that all requirements applicable to contracts, subcontracts, grant agreements, applicable laws and regulations have been complied with by the contractors, subcontractors and grantees. Determination of instances of non-compliance will be carried out periodically and remedial action against each will also be recommended. S/he will also be responsible for training of staff and management of TDEA’s overall compliance program.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Supervision of compliance reporting against the provisions of contract between USAID, TDEA, subcontractors and grantees as required. 
  • Ensure compliance with applicable USG / Agency laws and regulations such as Federal Acquisition Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, Office of Budget and Management Circulars, Automated Directive System, AID Acquisition Regulations, Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives, Contract Information Bulletins etc.
  • Ongoing review of available checklists, in line with policies and procedures of TDEA and USAID regulations (FARs, AIDARs, CFRs, OMBs, ADS, AAPDs and CIBs), as amended.
  • Finalize results of substantive tests of key transactions such as procurements, selected recruitment actions, payroll and taxation, disbursements to sub grantees and reimbursements to subcontractors and suggest corrective actions.
  • Report to COP on compliance review of quarterly financial closing routines.
  • Supervision for preparation of periodic compliance reports covering the compliance status of all the key transactions and provisions of contracts, subcontracts and sub grant agreements.
  • Lead proactive initiatives for awareness about and prevention of fraud, waste and abuse of resources, conflict of interest and implementation of TDEA’s code of ethics.
  • Act as focal/ resource person for ethics related matters/ issues for TDEA and CVP staff.
  • Supervise development of training modules and lead staff training program related to compliance matters.
  • Provide due supervision and technical assistance to compliance unit staff. 
  • Provide periodic and special reports for compliance related activities on monthly, quarterly, semiannual (if required by COP) and annual basis.
  • Provide inputs and/or propose policy and procedures for strengthening compliance with donor requirements and best practices. 
  • Provide support on different committees related to ethics and business practices.
  • Any other task assigned by COP.
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DUTY BASE

The Compliance Manager position will be based in Islamabad but may feature travel within Pakistan, as and when required. 

Requirements and Skills

 

  • ACCA / CA finalist / Masters’  degree  in  relevant  field  with  7  years’ experience, out of which 3 years at management level
  • Candidate trained from a reputable audit/accounting firm will be preferred
  • Exposure / work experience in the development sector is required
  • Familiarity with USAID Financial management rules and regulations with respect to contracts will be an advantage
  • Candidate having detail orientation, good time management, resourcefulness, good analytical, communication and interpersonal skills will be preferred
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu is required.
  • Females are encouraged to apply.

 

How to Apply

Visit the TDEA-CVP website for online application. 

About Organization

The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) was established in October 2008. It was a spin-off of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). After having conducted the largest domestic observation of general elections -2008 in Pakistan and influencing the subsequent process of electoral reforms, member organizations that formed FAFEN decided to formalize the network by acquiring legal status as a prerequisite to sustainability of the landmark work. Following exhaustive discussions that spanned more than a year, FAFEN member organizations decided to transform the network into a legal entity. The establishment of TDEA and subsequent process of institutionalization was a step towards sustainability of work initiated in the area of election observation, voter education and electoral reforms advocacy. Subsequently, TDEA was registered under Trust Act 1882.

TDEA developed a defined governance structure keeping in view the statutory requirements and dynamism of the network that drew its strength from participatory decision-making, inclusiveness and collective action. While Trust can take any measures to achieve its objectives, The Trust Deed empowers TDEA to execute its programs through FAFEN in advancement of its objectives and to ensure a maximum outreach to its beneficiaries — general pubic of all ages, gender, race, ethnicity, creed and religions in Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. TDEA is governed under its Compendium of Policies and Procedures, which define governance and processes for the day-to-day management of its functions. As a forward-looking organization, the Trust organizes itself to maximize efficiency, output, internal accountability and transparency.